some new radars for the collection

Discussion in 'Paper Money' started by urbanchemist, Mar 26, 2010.

  1. urbanchemist


    here are a few new radars i picked up recently. enjoy :thumb:

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  3. thaivic

    thaivic Junior Member

    Excuse my ignorance but just want to learn. You across-the-ponders have a whole different vocabulary concerning US coins and notes so what is a "radar"?
  4. urbanchemist


    a radar is a note where the serial # is the same both backwards and fowards for example 50577505. just like the word radar is the same backwards in fowards.
  5. thaivic

    thaivic Junior Member

    Thanks for the info. So has the word radar been in use long or recently coined? and why not a racecar?

    You do realise that I'll have to go through my 2,300 plus collection looking for them now!
  6. bqcoins

    bqcoins Olympic Figure Skating Scoring System Expert

    cool, I love em.
  7. Art

    Art Numismatist?

    Great note. I've only found one in circulation in the years that I've been checking my notes.
  8. wokeupscreamin

    wokeupscreamin Junior Member

    Why not Bob. I have some Bob notes.
  9. hiho

    hiho off to work we go

    A radar is also called a palindrome, but people found radar easier to spell.

    Bob works as well. And racecar too.
  10. krispy

    krispy krispy

    I prefer palindrome but since the currency collectors tend to use 'radar' I can learn to use that term too. To me the term radar is a little obtuse in conceptually describing what's going on in the serial number but I get it...

    Here's a fun book of palindromes one can usually find pretty cheap used:

    Madam I'm Adam by William Irvine
    ISBN-10: 0860516997

    BTW, Nice notes Urban!
  11. mpcusa

    mpcusa "Official C.T. TROLL SWEEPER"

    Congrats on the new pick ups :)
  12. briansutton

    briansutton Junior Member

    Nice notes!

  13. bobbeth87

    bobbeth87 Coin Collector

    Why not "a man a plan a canal panama"

    OK, "radar" is easier to say.

    Nice notes.....I'm still looking for my FIRST radar, repeater, and ladder........I'll find them one day!
  14. urbanchemist


    i am not quite sure why radar was chosen originally. but i just know it is what they are referred in the currency world. so thats what i use :thumb:
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